Looking to buy a sporty fully electric SUV? Ford Australia is just about to launch the Mustang Mach-E, with online reservations set to open on May 10, next week.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been on sale overseas for a while now, but earlier this year, at the 2023 Australian F1 Grand Prix to be precise, the local arm made the big announcement that the electric SUV would be heading Down Under.
Three main variants will be presented, spanning from the Select, the Premium, and the performance GT. The two entry models feature a single, rear-mounted motor for rear-wheel drive, and the GT gets a twin-motor setup for all-wheel drive.
Battery capacities range from 71kWh for the Select, and 91kWh for the Premium and GT. These offer an official range of 470km, 600km, and 490km, respectively. Outputs stand at 198kW and 430Nm, to 216kW for the Premium, and then up to 358kW and 860Nm for the GT.
Ford claims 0-100km/h is possible in just 3.7 seconds in the GT. That’s quicker than the regular Mustang GT V8. In fact, Ford says it will be the fastest acceleration model it offers in Australia.
Unfortunately, Ford is not providing prices just yet. It says it will spill the beans on such detail when the order books open on May 10. However, online reservations will require a $1000 deposit, which will go to the authorised Ford EV dealer that the customer chooses to go with.
The online ordering system will go live on the afternoon of May 10, via the Ford Australia website. Ford says production of the first allocation is ready to commence immediately.
Seen as though the Ford Mustang crossed the line as the most popular sports car in Australia outright during all of 2022, recording 1867 sales (new registrations) according to VFACTS, one would expect the Mustang Mach-E to be quite a popular model as well.
Showroom arrival for the Mach-E is scheduled to commence “late this year”. It will come in as Ford’s first dedicated EV offered in Australia.